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are about to see. for joe biden, who spent a lifetime in politics, eventually becoming the vice president of the united states and now a second term this is huge. >> it's very big. yesterday exthere was a funny moment, vice president on the road was out, called himself president biden. proud to be presidented by in, he had to correct himself. i do think given recent events, takes on significance, the president brought joe biden into the middle of the talks on the fiscal cliff, helps finalize the agreement, then turned to him on gun control, there has been rumblings out there now that vice president biden might actually be interested in running in 2016. there's a whiff of politics today as justice sotomayor swears him in. it is not an accident, i think the first hispanic justice. >> suggesting part of his courting, the hispanic vote, is that what you think? >> had just possibly they had that in mind. just possibly. >> possibly 100% chance that is the case. now it is also true that sonia soto may certificate first justice appointed by the obama/biden team. when he was senator, he was chairm
:55 this morning. >> in a little over an hour from now, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office. we'll, of course, take you there live. all day long cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, break down the political and historical context of this very special day. but, first, this morning we want to bring you up to speed on this hostage situation in algeria. this morning, the crisis at a natural gas plant is aapparently over and state department says at least one american man is dead, but we still have so many questions about this, including exactly how many people are still missing. let us tell you what we do know right now. the algerian ministry said it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the three-day standoff. the interior ministry says almost 700 algerian hostages have been freed, along with 107 foreigners. but at least 23 hostages are dead, including one americancit. so are dozens of islamist militants. joining us now barbara starr. barbara, good morning to you. i know you have been following this and working this story. first
president, joe biden who compiled these ideas after talks with various stakeholders. and for good measure they invited along some of the children who wrote them after the massacre at sandy hook. cnn's special live coverage begins at 45 minutes past the hour. while we wait for the president to address us on these issues, i wanted to bring in our white house correspondent, dan lothian. dan, is it all about the timing? is it now or never? is it capitalizing on the emotion of this country or is there something else afoot? >> no i do think it is now or never. the white house sees a sense of urgency here in pushing something forward. when you look back over the past several years, when you had these massive shootings, whether it's in connecticut, whether it's in colorado or elsewhere, there's talk in washington about coming up with guidelines to prevent something like that from happening again. then usually it gets lost in the noise of washington there are other pressing issues that come up. in fact we probably would have been talking about fiscal issues had that shooting not happened. they see
violence will be on the agenda today when vice president joe biden speaks to several mayors across the country. coming up a chat with philadelphia mayor michael nutter. stress sweat. it can happen any time, to anyone! stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in "the newsroom" at 30 minutes past the hour, wall street preparing to open for the trading day. futures are indicating a slightly higher open. investigators watching economic reports including the positive housing data that came out earlier today and work corporate earnings. >>> speaking of earnings a big miss for citigroup as the bank reported it brought in $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter, that number is actually well below estimates. bank of america, though, stopped industry estimates with $36 million last quarter. the bank did get dinged by the $12 billion settlement with fannie mae over faulty home lones. >>> president o
a look at the headlines right now. on tuesday a task force headed by vice president joe biden expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting one month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he is ready for a fight over how he responds to the recommendation. >>> american troops helped france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent held hostage by militants in somalia. president obama detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission which happened friday night. he said u.s. troops lent what he called limited technical support and american aircraft if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the french government believe he is now dead. >>> former president george h.w. bush may get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his birthday last june has been in the hospital since november 23rd for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. his son, former florida governor jeb
close look at it as is joe biden who is expected to come out with some recommendations in the next 24 hours. >> reporter: over 30,000 gun deaths in the u.s. every year, the challenge, gun control. >> i lost my husband right before christmas. >> reporter: if anyone knows the pain of losing someone to gun violence, it is new york congresswoman carol mccarthy. her husband was dilled in a mass shooting on the long island railroad. after years of trying to pass gun laws on capitol hill--all the time it was difficult because there's so much anger, why are we allowing this to continue to happen. >> on day one of the new congress, mccarthy and other lawmakers introduced or reintroduced -- several senate bills are on the way but all are far from a gun deal. in his first term, president obama passed no laws permitting gun use. even before he's sworn in again, he's expected to review proposals from his new gun task force. >> this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> the white house is focused on a white ranging plan involving more than just firearms
by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting a month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he's ready for a night ov fight over the gun control recommendations. >>> former president george h.w. bush may finally get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his last birthday in june has been in the hospital since november 23rd, first for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. a family spokesman says they are hopeful that he will be discharged but are still taking it a day at a time. his son, meanwhile, former florida governor jeb bush, said yesterday that his dad is expected to be released tomorrow. >>> these are hundreds of thousands of people we're told opposing same-sex marriage rallying in the streets of paris. france's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions by those couples. it's facing strong opposition from the roman catholi
that the president was talking about. he accepted the recommendations of the vice president joe biden. there you see the vice president with the kids as well. let's talk a little bit about what we have just seen. gloria borger is here, john king is with me as well. gloria, first to you. these 23 actions, and they represent everything from issuing a presidential memorandum, to require a federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system, to going ahead and actually nominating a director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. he has a lot of specifics in here. he could do this without legislation, but the big stuff requires legislation. >> yeah, the big such requires congress to act, as he pointed out. i think what we heard today was a president who said to us, i'm putting everything i've got behind this, i intend to use whatever might this office hold. but he was always president who made it clear that he understands the political realities of all of this, that it's going to be difficult for members on his side of the aisle as well as republicans to sign
on tuesday, vice president joe biden is expected to present his recommendations to president obama on how to reduce gun violence. university background checks, restrictions on ammunition magazines and a ban on assault rifles will be among those proposals. new york's senator chuck schumer went further, asking retailers to stop selling military-style assault guns. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> and then on the flip side. gun shows are thriving. the national rifle association says its membership swelled by 100,000 since the sandy hook shooting. saying that the gun control debate in washington is behind it. nra president david keene tells cnn he doubts congress will do anything. >> one of the things that we have pushed for for a number of years is including those who have been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent and potentially dangerous onto the lists of those people who are prohibited from buying fir
president obama and vice president joe biden will unveil their plan to fight gun violence. here's what we're expecting them to say -- according to an official familiar with the situation the president will press for a ban on high capacity magazines, purr for universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and request funding to treat mental illness as well as funding to enhance school safety. already the nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be s
that they can guy has only gotten more intense. vice president joe biden on tuesday will present the president with his task force's recommendation for reducing gun violence. mental health, violent video games and school safety have all been a part of his agenda. he even met with the n.r.a. but the group said it was, quote, disappointed in their discussion. that discussion is stirring passion from dinner tables to talk shows nationwide in ways we haven't seen in a very long time. here's our own piers morgan with a radio host who started a petition to get piers deported over support for gun control. >> the tyrants did it. hitler took the guns. stalin took the guns. castro took the guns. chavez took the guns. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. doesn't matter how many lemmings are out there begging for them to have their guns taken. we will not relinquish them. that's why you're going to fail and the establishment knows no much how much propaganda, the republic will rise again. my family was at the core on both sides starting the santa ana because santa ana came to take the
, rehearsing for next week's second inauguration of barack obama and vice president joe biden. and athena jones now joins us live from washington. and athena, it seems they really wanted to make it look like the real thing, especially when you look at the stand-ins and detail they went to. >> it was a full dress rehearsal done in realtime, you saw the fife and drum band playing, the marine band, members of the military matching in formation and those stand-ins you mentioned for president obama and the first lady, for vice president biden and even two young girls there to stand in for sasha and malia. folks are saying that the people standing in for the first couple actually resemble the first couple. we'd chance to speak with them and the woman who is standing in for the first lady said she tried harness a little bit of michelle obama's style so i think they had some fun with it today, martin. >> i'm sure they did. let's talk about crowds, the first time of the inauguration was historic, it is still historic, i'm wondering, will the crowds be the same? >> we asked the chamber of commerce about
, a task force headed by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on a salt style weapons. they are urging retailers to take the weapons off the shelves. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sails of modern assault style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> president obama made clear he's ready for a fight over the response to gun violence. >>> a somber day for those marking the one year anniversary for the costa concordia tragedy. the crew that died were remembered during a mass today. the ship is still partially submerged in the harbor there. the captain could still face charges there. >>> a ban on american adoptions will not go into effect until next year according to a russian news agency. hundreds of russians protests the ban in moscow believing the government passed it as backlash for a u.s. law that targets human rights violations in russia. the decision to delay the ban means 46 adoptions now in the process should go through. >>> the hobby lobby chai
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
time this morning. >> in just two hours, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office and all day long, cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, the political and the historical context of the day. first, we want to bring you up to date now on the hostage situation that is happening in alger algeria. the crisis is all over this morning, but so many questions, including how many people are still missing. here's what we do know at this hour. it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the standoff after three days. the interior ministry almost 700 hostages have been freed, as long with foreigners at least 23 hostages are dead, including three british citizens and so are dozens of islamic militants. i'm joined by our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. first of all, are any americans missing and what is washington saying at this point? >> good morning, randi. this violent and unstable situation over, but the u.s. is still trying to determine what happened. now, according to the state department. one american man, one american citiz
advice vice president joe biden gave his boss. >>> plus, critics pounce on coca-cola's new obesity ad. how scared is one of the world's most popular brands about soda bans? >>> and -- >> he's got to crawl over a lot of broken glass. >> -- after getting lance armstrong to confess, oprah says the cyclist didn't come clean in the manner she expected. >>> i'm brooke baldwin. good to see you. we have got some developing news now out of the white house. let me tell you what we know here. we know the vice president, joe biden, has just briefed the president on his gun violence package. and within this past hour, the white house announced a formal unveiling tomorrow. tomorrow, just before noon, we're hearing the white house planned to curb gun violence post sandy hook. want to go quickly to jessica yellin, our chief white house correspondent there. jessica, are we any closer to learning what precisely is in the package? >> reporter: hi, brooke. well, first of all, jay carney, the white house press secretary explicitly confirmed that tomorrow the president will say that he wants to press congr
of friends. they do trust each other. mitch mcconnell knows if joe biden gives him his word, it is good. we need more of that in washington, not less. >> let me ask you, since i have you, something else the president mentioned, asked, of course, about gun violence in this country. here we are, one month since the horrendous shootings in newtown, connecticut. and we now know that he has the vice president's proposals on his desk. what should we be hearing about the proposals, john? >> this is going to be a fascinating test of the president, brooke. what he wants to do and how much he's willing to spend of his own political capital to get it in the second term. because what he wants to do is big things. immigration reform, a fight with the republican base. gun control, that means a fight with the republican base. this debt ceiling and the other spending and tax issues, that means a fight with the republican base. if you thought the election was going to bring kumbaya to washington, today's press conference told you you're wrong. the president was fascinating. he made crystal clear an assault
about the president's push to reduce gun violence. we heard from joe biden who did the leg work for the guns package that rolled out yesterday. here he is speaking moments ago at the conference of mayors about denying gun sales with a swath of trouble makers. >> time and experience has demonstrated we should take a close look at the list to see if it fits the needs of society at the moment. it's part of our recommendations to the president and it suggested that the attorney general study that question. for example, right now certain convicted stalkers can still purchase guns. >> again that was the vice president a moment ago. as you have probably heard by now, a lot of folks are uneasy. that puts it mildly about this white house guns initiative. we have a house republican who threatened to defund the white house and impeach the president. we have a state rep in tennessee who wants to arrest a federal agent who tried to enforce gun laws and the governor of mississippi is talking about nullifying federal arms directives in history state. tim muller is the sheriff and he wrote to t
the president already said that joe biden, the vice president's task force says he's gotten a list of recommendations. we expect that there are going to be more specifics coming out later in the week. but there are two things that he seemed to indicate that he could do by executive order. and that is, one, try to track those guns that get in the hands of criminals or those who are mentally unstable. that there's some way that he can do that. and the other thing is really just making sure that the existing rules on the books are better enforced. i image that's probably good news for folks in that town, in newtown, and others who have been pushing that. >> and not just for the folks in newtown, but really all across america. one of the things you hear when gun control advocates speak, and that is that 33 people, on average, are killed by guns in the united states every day. and while the president was speaking, first of all, he said that he is planning on meeting with vice president biden later on this afternoon, just to go over some of the things that have been discussed. they'll ha
. now if you look, joe biden, thinking about 2016, governor o'malley of maryland, thinking about 2016, governor cuomo of new york thinking about 2016. governor hickenlooper thinking about 2016, you have democrats saying let's take this on, let's take the lead that would have been viewed as risky, perhaps suicidal a few years go. let's see how it plays out. >> will it remain? is it fleeting? we shall see, john king. thank you very much. >>> gun rights advocates tell me they see gun registration as a slippery slope toward banning, even confiscating guns. but there are areas where they agree with president obama. we're going to play something from this gun owner who spoke that may be universal background checks, maybe that's the most palletable idea we heard from the president. i want to take you to las vegas. because miguel marquez is there. he is at the biggest gun range in nevada. huge, miguel, huge announcement today from the president. what reaction are you getting from gun advocates there? >> reporter: it is a huge gun range, a huge reaction here across nevada. there is the giant s
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